So I have come full circle on Whities... when I was a kid I loved them since they took my flies somtimes when trout were harder to come by. Then as a young man I grew to hate them as a "trash" fish. for the last 10 years or so now I have to admitt I like whitefish. They fight a bit, I think they are pretty, I feel less guilty keeping one to throw on the smoker from time to time, and many of my clients (who don't live where they are predominant) get a kick out of them too. Lastly, when a whitie is hooked on a particular pattern I have often found that the trout will take that fly as well, helping me feel like I am on the right track in pattern choice for the day.
However, I don't see myself ever booking a trip in some far off land to go after trophy whitefish. Carp on the great lakes....yup I would do it. But whities - no. I guess I still have some growing to do.
Anyone else love whities?